Livestock transporters will temporarily not have to comply with the new 30-minute break required by the most recent hours of service rule changes (which took effect July 1) due to summer heat.
South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley has signed into law a measure that earmarks an annual $91.4 million for transportation.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has proposed a nine-year plan for identifying the riskiest drivers and addressing unsafe driver behavior.
FMCSA has granted permanent authority to half the Mexican carriers participating in its pilot program. It's also preparing for comment on a new applicant.
A rule mandating the use of electronic onboard recorders by truck drivers is expected to be proposed Nov. 18.
Owner-operators and fleet representatives said changes to the hours of service limits will negatively impact flexibility, productivity and driver rest.
The MAP-21 law requires FMCSA study the minimum insurance requirement, but against the wills of other trucking groups, the Trucking Alliance is pushing for an increase.
The Owner-Operator Independent Driver Association has asked a federal court to rehear its case against the U.S. cross-border pilot trucking program with Mexico.
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